Our fledged osprey chicks are doing great. They have been practicing flying and landing on perches. They are finding new places to perch, sometimes quite low down and close to the water.
They have been seen at the Point, which has a perch about 5ft above the water. We had reports this morning that one of the juveniles caught a fish from this perch but only a small one. This was not a proper dive from a great height but we’ve seen them hovering and doing practice dives.
They are still returning to the nest to eat their fish delivered by LM12 as they have not yet mastered eating fish from a more precarious position like a branch. However, even from the nest if the fish is live they can still have trouble keeping a hold of it.
We have been keeping an eye on LF15 and she looks like she’s in great condition. She is spending increasing amounts of time away from the nest, so we’re pretty sure that she won’t be around for much longer.
LN1 and PT0 will be around hopefully for a few more weeks, as they learn to fish for themselves. If LN1’s begging calls for food are anything to judge by then they are still being support fed and therefore LM12 will stay around a little longer than LF15.